The inaugural Stockholm Royal Park Aquathlon is set to go on June 30th, 2013.
The athletes choose to complete a 5 or 2 kilometer Open-Water Swim, followed by a 21, 14 or 7 kilometer run on the bike and walk-path around Djurgårdsbrunnsviken and Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen. The “Swim-start, Swim-exit, Transition-area, Run-start and Finish-line” is in front of the Maritime Museum.
It’s a timed race and the athletes will receive a separate Swim-time, Transition-time and Run-time.
The two swim courses are designed to fit all levels of Open Water Swimming and give the athletes an opportunity to experience a mass-start.
The race takes place in The Royal National City Park, which is within walking distance from downtown Stockholm, and includes the bay Djurgårdsbrunnsviken and the canal Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen. Djurgårdsbrunnsviken was the site for the penthalon, rowing, diving, swimming and water-polo events at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.
The Stockholm Royal Park Aquathlon is working closely with the private rescue and healthcare company Livtjänst, The Swedish Red Cross and The Swedish Life Saving Society to make sure the entire event is as safe and secure as possible for all athletes.
Find out more about the Swedish Triathlon Federation sanctioned event at the Stockholm Royal Park Aquathlon.